The CARE Team provides a caring program for student identification, intervention and response while balancing the needs of the individual and those of the community. If you know of a student who may be in distress and need some additional support and care during this time, please let us know so that we can reach out to assist that student. This is especially important if the student is in danger of harming him/herself or others. We want to take care of all members of our AU family.
AU’s Open Paws Food Pantry will be accessible by request only until further notice. All requests must be made weekly by Mondays or Wednesdays by 11:59 PM. Once a request has been made, you will be contacted by someone from the Dean of Students Office to arrange a pick-up time and location.
Augusta University recognizes the need to provide one-time, limited financial assistance to currently enrolled students who are unable to meet immediate and essential expenses because of an extreme personal hardship due to unexpected circumstances.
As we come back to campus, some courses will be delivered differently than they have in the past. Augusta University is committed to assisting students during this transition, and want to ensure you have the resources you need to be successful.
Below are the essential technology needs for Fall 2020:
After consulting with your faculty, if it becomes necessary that you need a loaner
laptop or additional technology support, please complete the
Student Technological Needs Form.
If student housing at Augusta University becomes full, or if students are otherwise interested in off-campus housing, Augusta University has partnerships with local renters. Rent College Pads is a national company that helps students look for off-campus housing near the university, and Augusta University is pleased to join other Georgia Universities by offering this service for our students.
Students can compare prices and amenities to meet their needs on the website, and College Pads works directly with landlords and rental properties to verity and approve the listings. They are committed to making the housing experience fast and easy.
There's no better time than now to show that #JagsCare. Here's how students can give back during COVID-19:
All students have access to Augusta University's Student Health Services and Student Counseling and Psychological Services. Please contact these offices if you are in need of care.
You have questions, and we have answers! Please visit the campus reopening webpageto learn more about how we’re transitioning back to campus with safety as our top priority.
We've also compiled a list of comprehensive student FAQs about classes, dining, student
life, health and safety, mask wearing, housing and
move-in, and more.
Here are the top things for students to know:
Take a photo wearing your mask or face covering and post it on social media with the
tag #JagsComeBack and #JagsCare.
You can also directmessage the photos to Student Life (@aug_studentlife on Instagram) for a chance to be featured.
Jags Care is a campus-wide effort to enhance, promote, and sustain a culture of caring and support at Augusta University. Jags Care is about reaching out to those who are facing challenges and directing them to helpful resources on campus. It's about bringing people together through various programs and activities to foster greater understanding and support. Jags Care is about being part of a caring community.
Housed in the Division of Enrollment Student Affairs, Jags Care is part of the University’s effort to promote the resources of the CARE Team, support suicide prevention efforts, and promote Augusta University’s goal of holistic student wellness.
Emergency? Dial 706-721-2911 for emergency assistance on campus.
Help is available 24/7 for problems with developmental disabilities, mental health, drugs, or alcohol.
A crisis has no schedule. That is why the MyGCAL App is designed to help young people in the state of Georgia access the Georgia Crisis & Access Line (GCAL) via chat, text or phone call 24/7/365.
Connect with the Veterans Crisis Line to reach caring, qualified responders with the Department of Veterans Affairs. Many of them are veterans themselves.
We can all help prevent suicide. The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.
Provides 24/7 free and confidential assistance to callers needing emotional support or resource information as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
For substance abuse challenges, call or text every day of the year
8:30 am - 11 pm
Provides Georgians the opportunity to receive peer support over the phone 24 hours a day.
When a person’s ability to perform basic tasks becomes impeded—tasks like sleeping, eating, going to class, getting assignments done, performing job functions, engaging socially, and managing normal daily stresses — it is important for the person to get help and support as early as possible.
If you are concerned about a student’s well-being or safety—or have reason to believe this student may pose a threat to themselves or others—it’s strongly encouraged to fill out an electronic CARE report. The online form allows for 24-hour reporting, and submissions are forwarded directly to the CARE Team.
Do not use this form if you are reporting an emergency situation. If someone needs immediate medical attention, or if the person is threatening to harm themselves or others, please call the AU Police immediately at 706-721-2911.